Evolution of the antipsychiatry movement into mental health consumerism.

  title={Evolution of the antipsychiatry movement into mental health consumerism.},
  author={David J. Rissmiller and Joshua H Rissmiller},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={57 6},
This essay reviews the history and evolution of the antipsychiatry movement. Radical antipsychiatry over several decades has changed from an antiestablishment campus-based movement to a patient-based consumerist movement. The antecedents of the movement are traced to a crisis in self-conception between biological and psychoanalytic psychiatry occurring during a decade characterized by other radical movements. It was promoted through the efforts of its four seminal thinkers: Michel Foucault in… 
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